Curriculum Overview

Year 4 - Summer 1

This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.

I am Warrior

(Soon to be: Ancient Empires)

Unit Overview

In this project, your child will learn about the growth and decline of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. They will discover the absolute power of the Roman emperors and study the hierarchies of Roman society and the Roman army. They will study the first invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romanisation of Britain, including how Christianity came to Britain and investigate the legacy of Roman Britain in their local area.

MEMORABLE MOMENT

A Roman Classroom Museum and physical timeline.

🏁 BIG FINISH

Making historical reports to present our findings and sharing them with another class in school.

👉 DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The driver subject for this unit of work is History.

📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing..


🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM


Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Sequence significant dates about events within a historical time period on historical timelines.

  2. Describe the significance and impact of power struggles on Britain.

  3. Describe the hierarchy and different roles in past civilisations.

  4. Explain in detail the multiple causes and effects of significant events.

  5. Explain the cause, consequence and impact of invasion and settlement in Britain.

  6. Explain how the design, decoration and materials used to make an artefact can provide evidence of the wealth, power and status of the object’s owner.

  7. Explain how artefacts provide evidence of everyday life in the past.

  8. Construct a narrative, chronological or non-chronological account of a past civilisation, focusing on their features and achievements.

  9. Present a thoughtful selection of relevant information in a historical report, fictional narrative, in-depth study or by answering a range of historical questions.

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: 20 hours